MADGE KENDAL - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 321822
MADGE KENDAL Shakespearean actress signs her name in brown ink Autograph note signed: "Yours always,/ Madge Kendal" in brown ink. 1 page, 4½x3½. Cut from longer letter. Madge Kendal
Sale Price $126.00
Shakespearean actress signs her name in brown ink
Autograph note signed: "Yours always,/ Madge Kendal" in brown ink. 1 page, 4½x3½. Cut from longer letter. Madge Kendal (1848-1935) born in Great Gimsby, England, married actor William (Grimston) Kendal (1843-1917), who took her name, in 1869, and the couple starred in stage performances from Shakespeare to the "fairy comedies" of W. S. Gilbert, touring the US for the first time in 1889. The Kendal's, who helped restore respectability to the London theatre after a period of disrepute, retired in 1908. Outliving her husband by nearly two decades, she became a Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire in 1927. Toned. Irregularly cut. Top edge frayed. Pencil notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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